Authorities charged four members of a house church in China’s south-western Sichuan province with “obstructing government administration” for distributing Christian flyers at a local university on 25 April.
Wang Yi, the pastor of Autumn Rain Blessing Church, reported that four of his congregation members went to a university after a Bible study and passed out Christian materials. They were brought to the school’s security department, where they were reported to the police. Police then arrived at the scene, examined the flyers, and reported them to the Chenghua branch of the public security bureau.
Later, Wang said that authorities brought them to the Jianshe Street Police Station. “Preacher Ying Qiang, Elder Bing Sen, and other brothers and sisters are waiting in front of the police station. I pray to God for a strong, peaceful heart. The people in power will see us as a group of people who stand out from the rest of the world. I hope God can endow the four people with eloquence and wisdom, so they can serve Him….”
The four Christians were released at 3:30am the next morning. This incident comprises the fourth time the police prevented Autumn Rain Blessing Church’s members from evangelising this year.
Source: China Aid
- Praise God for the courage of these believers who are willing to share the Good News, though it is risky to do so.
- Pray for those who received the Christian material, that the Holy Spirit will spark an interest and give them a desire to know more.
- Pray for those in authority; may the attitude and conduct of these believers work as a powerful witness.